Whether you are a DIY enthusiast or a professional, having a power drill can be very useful. You won’t have to bother the neighbors or hastily rent a driller you don’t know how to operate.
Most people don’t buy power drills because they believe the tools cost a lot of money.
Some power drills are expensive, but home-use drills can be purchased for less than a $100. There are budget range drillers that cost less than $50.
For example, the best cheap driller, BLACK+DECKER LI2000, is a great choice within that price range.
Refer to this list for best budget drill recommendations:
10 Best Cheap Drills – 2017
MAIKEHIGH 45 in 1 Cordless Drill Driver, Multi Function Electric Screw Drill Repair Tool Sets 4.8 V Screw Drivers for Home Work.(US Plug)
Tips for Buying a Good Budget Drill
When you are on the hunt for a drill under $50, keep the following buying tips in mind:
Cordless drills offer portability, while corded drills offer higher power and flexibility. Choose depending on your comfort level and needs.
Cordless drills come with either nickel-cadmium or lithium-ion batteries. I recommend drills with lithium-ion batteries because these batteries weigh less that nickel cadmium, and also can hold a charge for a very long time.
Power drills show measurements in three sizes: 1/4-inch, 3/8-inch and 1/2-inch. These measurements refer to the size of the drill chuck, essentially the max diameter the drill can fit. 1/4-inch drills are only suitable for lightweight duties. For home projects, 3/8-inch is sufficient and is therefore recommended. 1/2-inch drills are made for heavy-duty construction work and may cost more.
Power drills do need occasional maintenance. It’s strongly advised to read about maintenance requirements for a drill before you buy. Make sure you can handle the maintenance duties ad specified by the manufacturer before you spend money on a product.
Left-handed people be aware! Almost all power drills are made for people who are right-handed. If you are left-handed, be careful about the products you choose. Inquire the seller or the manufacturer regarding whether the product can be safely used by someone who is left handed. Do not treat handedness trivially. Power drills can be dangerous if not handled properly.